Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Jake Arrieta
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Wrigley Field on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs.
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The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at +203 and Chicago at -220. The Brewers have a 26-15-1 over/under mark and a 28-14-0 run line record. The Cubs are 15-25-0 against the run line and have a 25-14-1 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 26-15-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-14-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 25-14-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 15-25-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/18/17 1B Eric Thames Illness is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/12/17 LF Ryan Braun Calf 10-day DL (5/11)
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL (4/4)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/08/17 RF Jason Heyward Hand 10-day DL (5/6)
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (5/6)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 24-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 39 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 390 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 332. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Brewers hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .432. He has 40 hits this season in 128 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .688 and an OPS+ of 186. Travis Shaw is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Brewers have 371 hits, including 83 doubles and 65 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 132 times so far this season and they have struck out 390 times as a unit. They have left 257 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 221 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 21-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.44, Jake Arrieta has a 4-3 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 52 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 160 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 373 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .403. He has 44 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 152. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 34 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Cubs as a unit have 338 base hits, including 68 doubles and 48 homers. Chicago has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 351 occasions. They have had 313 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -220
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